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Tycho – “Montana”


There’s alot of buzz surrounding Tycho‘s next release, his second LP for Ghostly International titled Awake. For those who follow this blog closely (or any indie music blog for that matter), surely you’ve heard the first single from this album that shares the same name (it was #1 on our list of top 10 electronic tracks of 2013). “Montana” is the second single released from this album, and with it we get to hear more so than ever before the evolution of Tycho from the solo project that it has been for the last 10 years to the three-piece band that it has become. The track features a heavy focus on drums and guitar melodies that weave in and out of the track eventually building to a satisfying apex, effectively elevating this album to the status over hear at Newdust of the most anticipated 2014 has in store for us (we’re pretty huge fanboys). The album is slotted to drop on March 18th, and you can pre-order your copy right now at the Ghostly International site.

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Washed Out :: It All Feels Right

Aug 14th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

The original chillwaver is back with his brand new album Paracosm out on Sub Pop officially as of yesterday. The album’s first single, “It All Feels Right,” has a vibe that brings us back to Washed Out‘s Life of Leisure sound; the breakthrough moment that defined Ernest Greene as the trendsetter of the chillwave movement. And although chillwave is not the buzz genre that it used to be, Greene rises above long forgotten imitators who have come and gone over the past 3 years to prove that he’s still relevant while holding on to the trademarks of the sound he helped create without being redundant and cliche. Check out the single below, sun-drenched in the typical warm nostalgia and good vibes we’ve come to expect from Washed Out over the years (as if I really had to tell you that).

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Aug 12th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

Check Outfit, out today with their debut full length LP, Performance. The band exists somewhere between the electronic cadences of Cut Copy and the droning samples of The Beta Band. Listen up below, grab the record HERE and enjoy…

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Haim :: The Wire

Jul 31st, 2013 : by :: Tags:

Every time Haim releases a new song, I am prepared to be disappointed, because at this point, I am unwilling to accept anything less than pop perfection from the three sisters. “The Wire” lives up to those expectations and more. The sparkling hooks, highly stylized production and sing-along bridge evoke a teenage sensation of love, confusion, and heartbreak. All consistent with the energetic pop-rock sound we have grown to love. Enjoy…

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Pure Bathing Culture :: Dream The Dare

Jul 29th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

Portland duo Pure Bathing Culture reveries with celestial beauty in their latest single “Dream The Dare.” The release follows the striking track “Pendulum”, which laudably swung in all the right directions. “Dream The Dare” is an airy lullaby fluttering amid crisp drum claps and shimmery guitar twangs. Again Sarah Versprille’s dreamy vocals wash over hearts with inspired lyricism. By song end she inquires, “is it all what you wanted it to be?” Well obviously the loaded question solicits an album listen– check out Moon Tides via Partisan Records, out August 20th. words by Morgan Clinton

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Pure Bathing Culture| Dream The Dare

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BASECAMP :: Emmanuel

Jul 26th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , , ,

Newly formed BASECAMP hails from Nashville and is comprised of producers Aaron Miller, Aaron C. Harmon, and Jordan Reyes. Sexy downtempo beats with an R&B sensibility and an eerie vocal chaser. Word on the street is a self-titled debut EP is out soon, so stay tuned. Enjoy…

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Basecamp| Emmanuel
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The Love Language :: Calm Down video

Jul 26th, 2013 : by :: Tags: , ,

We showed you “Calm Down” last month and you were graced with its beautiful sounds. Now the Love Language adds an equally beautiful visual element to the song with a new music video. Fit with psychedelic lights, transportation through space and time, and a lonely astronaut, you don’t want to miss out on this. Check it out and snag a copy of the Love Language’s just released third (and perhaps finest) LP, Ruby Red, off of the esteemed Merge Records.

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